Events 04-15-19


Monday, April 15

Feeding South Dakota will provide free food for families in need at its next mobile food distribution from 12:15-1:15 p.m. Monday, April 15, in the Elkton Community Center.Food distributions provide an assortment of food that may include frozen and fresh produce, frozen meats, assorted breads and/or canned and boxed items. Please bring something to carry your food in, such as coolers, bags or totes.

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South Dakota State University’s School of Communication and Journalism will hold COJO Days April 15-17. Three professional communicators will visit the Brookings campus to provide insights on how to navigate the challenges of 21st century communication. The event begins with Andy Boyle’s talk, “Creativity: Your Path to Getting a Dang Job,” at 5 p.m. Monday, April 15, in the Pheasant and Crest Room of the University Student Union.

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Doris Kearns Goodwin, a world-renowned presidential historian, public speaker and Pulitzer Prize-winning, New York Times No. 1 best-selling author, is the featured guest for the Daschle Dialogues series at South Dakota State University. The fourth-annual event will begin at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 15, at the Performing Arts Center’s Larson Memorial Concert Hall, located on the SDSU campus. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. There is no cost to attend the event, but tickets are required.

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The Spring 2019 Live Music Series at the Pheasant Restaurant and Lounge continues from about 6:30-9:30 p.m. Monday, April 15, with the Johnson-McKinney Quintet. Check www.pheasantrestaurant.com/events for up-to-date information on added performances and changes. No cover.

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The Brookings Public Library’s next Adult Craft Class is set for 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 15. Participants will make bookmarks. Registration is required; stop by the library or call 692-9407 to sign up.

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Learn to visit a virtual planetarium from your computer. Judy Vondruska will lead participants through how to use free Stellarium software on the library’s computers in the computer lab. Two classes will be held, at 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 15. Must be 12 or older to participate. Registration is required; stop by the library or call 692-9407 to sign up.

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Bingo at the Brookings VFW, 520 Main Ave., is from 6:30-10 p.m. Monday, April 15. Cards are handed out at 6:30, and bingo starts at 7. Lunch will be available. For more information, call 692-6771.

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The next Brookings Activity Center dance will be held from 7-10:30 p.m. Monday, April 15, at 320 Fifth Ave. For more information, call 692-4492.

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Brookings High School thespians will present “Twelfth Night” at 7 p.m. Monday, April 15, in Bell Auditorium. Tickets are available at the box office: $6 for adults; $4 for students and seniors; activity cards will be accepted.

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South Dakota State University senior Devon Melillo will present the South Dakota premiere of “Sync,” during his percussion recital at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 15, in the Performing Arts Center’s Founders Recital Hall on the SDSU campus. The recital is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the SDSU School of Performing Arts at 688-5187.

Tuesday, April 16

South Dakota State University’s School of Communication and Journalism COJO Days continue Tuesday, April 16. Andy Boyle will speak at noon in Jacks’ Place in the University Student Union. He will discuss his book “Adulthood for Beginners: All the Life Secrets Nobody Bothered to Tell You.” In addition, he plans to visit several classes those days. The School of Communication and Journalism will honor graduating students, honor society inductees and others at 3:30 p.m. in the University Student Union’s Hobo Gallery/Campanile Room. M. Sophia Newman will deliver “Interrupting Rape Worldwide: Notes on a Difficult Task” at 7 p.m. in the University Student Union’s Volstorff Ballroom.

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Brookings Health System will host “Advance Care Planning: It’s About the Conversation,” a free workshop on National Healthcare Decisions Day, at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, in Brookings Hospital Conference Room A. Seating for the workshop is limited. Registration may be made online at www.brookingshealth.org/Conversation. People may also download advance directive forms at www.brookingshealth.org/AdvanceDirectives.

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The Brookings Public Library’s next Adult Craft Class is set for 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 16. Participants will make geometric boxes. Registration is required; stop by the library or call 692-9407 to sign up.

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Urban Native Era is a group of collective youth, inspired by the Idle No More Movement, striving to create a vision and voice for seventh generation Native America by reclaiming traditional knowledge and identity in a rapidly changing world; simultaneously redefining what it means to be indigenous and free. The group will speak from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, at the South Dakota Art Museum auditorium.

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The Brookings Public Library will offer a free, five-week creative writing class for adults beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 16. You don’t have to be a “writer” for this writing class – curiosity and a little creativity are enough to begin. The class will run April 16 and 23 and May 7, 14 and 21. Must be 18 or older to participate. Registration is required; stop by the library or call 692-9407 to sign up.

Wednesday, April 17

1 Million Cups, a way for creators, artists, entrepreneurs and business owners to gather and share ideas on upcoming projects or new products, will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday, April 17, at the Children’s Museum of South Dakota. Free coffee will be served.

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All are invited to join the Brookings County Child Protection Team in its efforts as it brings awareness to National Child Abuse Prevention Month. A Brookings County Child Abuse Prevention Proclamation will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 17, at the Children’s Museum of South Dakota. Free refreshments and a light snack will be served. For more information, call Nikki Eining at 692-8092.

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Shredding Day at Dacotah Bank will be held from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, at 1441 Sixth St., Brookings. The bank is providing a complimentary, safe and secure method for shredding sensitive information, such as bank statements, pay stubs, credit card applications and more.

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The Brookings Buffalo Wild Wings will host a Community Day on Wednesday, April 17, to raise funds via restaurant sales and will donate 10% of its total sales that day, plus any additional guest donations, to the Boys & Girls Club of Brookings as part of the Buffalo Wild Wings Team Up for Kids initiative.

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Area residents are invited to ecumenical lunches Wednesdays through Lent at First Lutheran Church in the Activity Center. Lunch is served beginning at 11:30 a.m., and worship begins at 12:10 p.m. The cost for the soup, sandwich, cookie and coffee lunch is $6.50, with proceeds benefitting the Brookings Ministerial Voucher program.

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Bingo at the Brookings VFW, 520 Main Ave., is from 6:30-10 p.m. Wednesday, April 17. Cards are handed out at 6:30, and bingo starts at 7. Lunch will be available. For more information, call 692-6771.

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South Dakota State University’s School of Communication and Journalism COJO Days continue Wednesday, April 17. “This is Norman,” an inspiring minidocumentary about a 67-year-old blind man’s lifelong dream to visit Italy, will be shown at 7 p.m. in the South Dakota Art Museum. Kathleen Poliski, minidocumentary’s producer, director and editor, will participate in a question-and-answer session afterward.

Thursday, April 18

If you love to paint, join the painting group that meets from noon-5 p.m. every Thursday at the Brookings Arts Council, 524 Fourth St. Come work on individual projects and collaborate on art talk and ideas. No pre-registration is needed.

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The next Third Thursday at McCrory Gardens is set for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at the McCrory Gardens Education and Visitor Center. SDSU instructor of horticulture Brett Owens will present “Preparing Your Garden and Edible Landscape.” This class is free and open to the public. Online registration is requested at https://www.sdstate.edu/mccrory-gardens/third-thursday-registration-form.

Friday, April 19

Bingo at the Brookings VFW, 520 Main Ave., is from 6:30-10 p.m. Friday, April 19. Cards are handed out at 6:30, and bingo starts at 7. Lunch will be available. For more information, call 692-6771.

Saturday, April 20

Hop on out to the Swiftel Center for the annual Community Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 20. This free event opens at 9 a.m. with the hunt beginning at 10 a.m. sharp. Kids can hunt for candy, play games and win prizes. There will be a special appearance by the Easter Bunny. The hunt sections are grouped into age categories. All ages are welcome to the event; only children 12 and under can participate in the hunt. There is also a special Sensory Inclusive Area, which is open to children of all ages.

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